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Chaos in Kyrgyzstan

October 9, 2020

Episode Notes:

Kyrgyzstan has descended into chaos. Parliamentary elections on Oct. 4 were marred by corruption, leading to large-scale protests. Protestors have stormed government buildings and parliament is unable to convene.

Paul Stronski — a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, and director for Russia and Central Asia at the National Security Council from 2012 to 2014 — joins the Warcast to give us an update on what’s happening in Kyrgyzstan and what it means for Russia, China, and the West.

[ 00:55 ] What is the current state of play in Kyrgyzstan?

[ 04:08 ] What underlying factors contributed to the current crisis?

[ 07:08 ] Where are some plausible future scenarios for where the country goes from here?

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